Weekly Syllabus

Week of Monday, September 15 through Friday, September 19

This week we will finish up our look at the events and issues that led to the Revolutionary War, and begin studying the Revolution itself, along with a close look at the Declaration of Independence, the foundational document of the United States, and a model of Enlightenment-era political theory.

Please note that our first test will take place on the first T Day after we complete Chapter 6.  If everything goes as planned, that will be next Thursday, September 25. It will cover material from Chapters 4,5 and 6 (plus the pages we read in Chapter 3).  You may want to begin conferencing if you have questions about what we've been studying.

Monday, September 15, 2014 (45 minutes)

Topic: Discussion of the reading.

Homework: Catch up with reading as necessary. To speed things up for tomorrow, please pre-register for tomorrow's video game.  You can find the game at:

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 (50 minutes)

Topic: You will play a video game today that simulates some of the events and issues you have studied in Chapter 5.  WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO USE THE LIBRARY LAPTOPS, so if you have a laptop or tablet device, please feel free to bring it. You should also bring headphones or earbuds. Depending on computer availability, you may play with a partner.

: Finish the game as necessary. Print out or email me a screen shot of the final screen proving that you completed the game. 
Read The Declaration of Independence.  You can find it on pp. A1 and A2 in the back of your textbooks.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (40 minutes)

Topic: Debrief yesterday's video game experience.  Finish discussing Chapter 5. After today's class you will have 48 hours to complete the purple questions from Chapter 5 for extra credit.  I require your answers to be in paragraph form, typed and fully proofread.

Read AP&AN pp. 147-150 (War and Independence).

Thursday, September 18, 2014 (45 minutes)

Topic: Discussion of the Declaration of Independence.

Read AP&AN pp. 150-153 (The Struggle in the North).

Friday, September 19, 2014 (40 minutes)

Quiz: on the reading you have done Wednesday and Thursday.

: Discussion of the reading. 

Homework: Read AP&AN pp. 153-158 (Victory in the South).